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Gaslight Reviews

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August 12, 2016
I would have rated this 3.5 stars, but (an 18 year old!) Angela Lansbury's vibrant performance, the highlight of the film, pushes it half a star higher.
½ August 10, 2016
Nice little film with Bergman always so fabulous. She plays a beauty a bit easy to fool and weak in the mind. She made another thriller of the kind where her husband tries to make her crazy. Very good acting. It passes the test of time.
June 2, 2016
It builds enough tension and suspense to work, but it takes a considerable amount of time to launch its full potential.
½ March 14, 2016
The dynamic between Bergman & Boyer is terrific.
Super Reviewer
½ November 27, 2015
Bergman won an Oscar for her role but it was Boyer who should have won many for his meticulous performance as the mysterious husband (he was nominated, though) in this taut thriller whose tension is increased by an exemplary art direction and mise-en-scŤne.
½ September 10, 2015
Lacks mystery and intrigue - quite predictable.

A young woman, Paula Alquist (played by Ingrid Bergman) leaves her home in England for Italy, for singing lessons. There she meets and falls in love with a pianist, Gregory Anton (played by Charles Boyer). They marry and move back to London, to live in the house Paula's aunt was murdered in, 10 years earlier. However, Gregory's intentions toward Paula aren't entirely romantic, or benevolent...

For a movie with such sinister plots involved, this movie is quite predictable. You can see all the links and plans involving Gregory in the first 40 minutes or so. And some of his plans are just plain lame (the watch at the concert...).

Good performances from Bergman and Boyer plus Joseph Cotten and Dame May Whitty. 18-year old Angela Lansbury made her debut in this movie and puts in a solid performance.

The minor performances can be quite laughable though - the risk of filming an English setting in the US (and you can thank WW2 for that). Best example of this is the scene with a cop whose accent frequently veers violently between English Cockney and southern-US in mid-sentence! Unintentionally funny.

Ultimately a mediocre story, with some solid performances from the leads. Had heaps of potential, but much of this was squandered.
½ June 24, 2015
Fantastic! It sort of takes a while to arrive at the mysterious part, but when it does, it's an emotional experience! My friend and I were very invested! Great movie!
June 9, 2015
It's what Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" should have been.
April 29, 2015
Though this is now somewhat dated, the mood, lighting and many of the performances (especially from Bergman) in this psychological mystery-thriller are still outstanding. AAN 1001
April 25, 2015
One creeper of a drama that highlights psychological abuse. It's really scary to think how one could reject their own experience in favor of what someone else says happened.
April 2, 2015
Starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotten. Bergman is superb in this suspenseful story of a woman being driven to the brink of insanity by her manipulative, potentially murderous husband (Boyer). A young Angela Lansbury (in her film debut) is fine as the housemaid who may (or may not be) in cahoots with Boyer. Cotten provides good support as a detective who suspects Boyer has something to hide and sets out to prove it. Directed by George Cukor.
January 20, 2015
Perhaps Cukor is mostly known as a "Women's director", but this movie proves that he was much more than that. He could take any play to adapt it so masterfully to the screen only to make us realize what a talented filmmaker he was. "Gaslight" has its moments of tension, insanity and beauty just as it is meant to be, also stained with those accurate performances by the main cast; Boyer, Bergman and Cotten.
January 20, 2015
La mejor perfomance de Ingrid Bergman y una estupenda direcciòn de George Cukor.
½ November 1, 2014
This 1944 film is one of the few psychological thrillers that is genuinely psychological, depending on subtle clues‚??a gesture, an intonation‚??to thought and character. Boyer and Bergman are superb, and Angela Lansbury makes her debut as a cunning cockney maid. It's also one of the few films to expand the use of offscreen space, not simply to the sides of the frame, but to the areas above and below the image as well.
½ October 10, 2014
"Gaslight" provides a dark haunting atmosphere featuring powerful performances from Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman.
½ October 2, 2014
A Hitchcockian period-noir about a woman slowly driven mad by her husband who isn't whom he appears to be, and the smitten constable out to find out the truth. Starring the lovely Ingrid Bergman &, a personal favorite, Joseph Cotton.
September 21, 2014
Slow moving in the beginning. But then it picks up and is enjoyable
½ September 5, 2014
Definitely feels dated with lapses in logic that today's audience would never forgive, but a well executed mystery. Convincing performances by Ingrid Bergman, who won an Oscar for this role, and Charles Boyer.
September 1, 2014
A well done suspense movie with great performances.
½ August 17, 2014
Foggy nights in London's Thornton Square... A frightened Ingrid--Psychological terror distilled and made utterly palpable... A Well-Crafted, Well-Acted Thriller!!
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